Fish Stomachs???? You might believe that fishcakes, along with fritters and croquettes, began as members of the thrifty Leftovers family. But in fact, early medieval English cooks made fishcakes from fish stomachs, which many might consider carrying thrift just a little too far. There is actually a fishcake recipe, on page 170 of Madeleine Pelner … More Fish Stomachs?????
A blogging friend of mine, Foodvox, posted a short and pithy comment about Chinese New Year this morning on her blog and stated that her Chinese Zodiac sign is that of Monkey. As for me, I am a Metal Tiger, according to the Chinese Zodiac. [Update: 2010 is the year of the Metal Tiger!] She … More Chinese New Year: What are You?
A new (to me, anyway) cookbook always heralds further culinary adventures for armchair explorers. In Cooking with Asian Leaves, authors Devagi Sanmugam and Christopher Tan—both residents of Singapore—ladle out detailed information about 26 different leaves, many that rarely make it into mainstream American kitchens. Including scientific names, appearance, flavor, and culinary and medicinal uses, this … More LEAFING OUT: Cooking with Asian Leaves